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July, 2009

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July 31, 2009  4:05 AM

More Windows 7 News



Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7

In a recent post I mentioned that Windows 7 would be available, preloaded on new PCs in October. Today Microsoft sent out a much more detailed E-mail message disclosing the release dates. Here is when Windows 7 will be available through various channels: Volume license customers with the...

July 28, 2009  3:41 AM

Adobe Security Vulnerability



Posted by: Brien Posey
Acrobat Reader, Adobe, Flash, Security

This morning I read an article in USA Today that discussed a serious security vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Hackers have been setting up Web sites containing "corrupt" adobe files. When these files are loaded, they allow a bot to be installed onto the victim's...


July 26, 2009  10:31 PM

Internet Explorer File Downloads



Posted by: Brien Posey
downloads, Internet Explorer

Being that I write about a wide variety of technologies, I find myself constantly downloading files from TechNet and other sources. It isn't often that I have to do bulk downloads, but when...


July 21, 2009  1:55 AM

A Hyper-V Bug?



Posted by: Brien Posey
corruption, Hyper-V, registry

Lately, I have been really frustrated with what appears to be a bug in Hyper-V. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any references to it on the Internet, so I am beginning to wonder if this is really a bug, or if it is something related to my own unique environment. What happens is that the...


July 17, 2009  8:21 PM

The End of the GUI?



Posted by: Brien Posey
GUI, Windows 2008

Back in the 80's, Microsoft made their fortune by creating products that used a graphical user interface. Today though, there seems to be a reversal of that thought process. Windows Server 2008 offers a mode called Server Core that doesn't even have a GUI, and more and more of the utilities that...


July 17, 2009  1:15 AM

Windows 7 Release Date



Posted by: Brien Posey
Release date, Windows 7

It looks like Microsoft has finally made public their release date for Windows 7. Last night I received an E-mail message indicating that PCs that are preloaded with Windows 7 will start showing up on store shelves on October 22nd. As for the Release Candidate, you will be able to contine to...


July 13, 2009  1:28 AM

The WIndows Installer Cleanup Utility



Posted by: Brien Posey
Setup, Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, Windows Server

Today I ran across a utility that I had never seen before, and I just had to tell you about it. Before I do though, let me give you a little background.


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